Now that the season is over, it's time to look back at what went into making MotoGP 2020 the sensational year that it was. To do that the Paddock Pass Podcast crew, in the shape of Neil Morrison and On Track Off Road's Adam Wheeler will be breaking it down factory by factory.
In this first part, Neil and Adam discuss Suzuki and Ducati. They start with Suzuki, and how the Japanese factory won its first title in 20 years. They discuss Joan Mir, what makes him special, and how he won the 2020 championship. And they talk about Alex Rins, and the development of the Suzuki GSX-RR.
Then they go on to discuss the enigma which was Ducati. A successful season from one perspective - winning the manufacturers' title and scoring a couple of victories and a multitude of podiums, with five different riders. But also a disappointing one, with the factory never able to find a solution to the challenges raised by the 2020 Michelin rear tire. Neil and Adam also talk in some depth about Andrea Dovizioso's season, his decision to leave Ducati, and whether the strong showings by Jack Miller and Pecco Bagnaia mean Ducati made the right choice to elevate them to the factory team in their current bout of rejuvenation.
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